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Bush Administration Silent On Halliburton Rape Accusations

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A powerful senator says he is still waiting for the Bush administration to respond to inquiries he made last month following reports that American women working in Iraq had been allegedly raped or sexually assaulted by coworkers or a U.S. government official.

ABC News reported last month that at least two female employees of the government contracting giant KBR had reported being raped or sexually assaulted; two years later, the report said, the alleged victims could not learn details of their cases or why they had not been prosecuted.

"We're pressing hard for answers," said a spokesman for Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. Nelson wrote Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice last month requesting details on how many Americans in Iraq had reported being sexually assaulted or abused, how they were investigated, and if any had been recommended for prosecution.

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